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Compare 2018 Acura MDX vs 2018 Buick Enclave

2018 Acura MDX
2018 Buick Enclave
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FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MDX FWD 19 27 $41,492 $44,200
MDX FWD w/Advance Pkg 20 27 $51,283 $54,650
MDX FWD w/Advance/Entertainment Pkg 20 27 $53,157 $56,650
MDX FWD w/Technology Pkg 19 27 $45,615 $48,600
MDX FWD w/Technology/Entertainment Pkg 19 27 $47,489 $50,600
MDX SH-AWD 18 26 $43,366 $46,200
MDX SH-AWD Sport Hybrid w/Advance Pkg 26 27 $54,562 $58,150
MDX SH-AWD Sport Hybrid w/Technology Pkg 26 27 $48,894 $52,100
MDX SH-AWD w/Advance Pkg 19 26 $53,157 $56,650
MDX SH-AWD w/Advance/Entertainment Pkg 19 26 $55,031 $58,650
MDX SH-AWD w/Technology Pkg 18 26 $47,489 $50,600
MDX SH-AWD w/Technology/Entertainment Pkg 18 26 $49,362 $52,600
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AWD 4-Door Avenir
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Enclave AWD 4-Door Avenir 17 25 $53,010 $55,800
Enclave AWD 4-Door Essence 17 25 $43,985 $46,300
Enclave AWD 4-Door Premium 17 25 $47,880 $50,400
Enclave FWD 4-Door 18 26 $39,795 $39,995
Enclave FWD 4-Door Avenir 18 26 $50,825 $53,500
Enclave FWD 4-Door Essence 18 26 $42,085 $44,300
Enclave FWD 4-Door Premium 18 26 $45,695 $48,100

2018 Buick Enclave vs. 2018 Acura MDX: Compare Cars

Which modifier is more important in your next three-row luxury crossover SUV–the three-row part, or the luxury part?

 
 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,492
$53,010
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,200
$55,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$737 / month
$930 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.3
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Acura MDX should be atop many lists for luxury buyers looking for spacious family crossovers. Others may do bits and pieces better, but the MDX offers a complete—and well-considered package. The 2018 Buick Enclave hones its appeal with beautiful style, much-improved handling, and no-nonsense technology.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
132.7 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
57.8 57.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.1 62.4
Third Leg Room (in)
28.1 33.5
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 - TBD -
Third Hip Room (in)
40.6 48.5
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 61.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.2
Third Head Room (in)
35.6 37.6
Front Hip Room (in)
57.5 59.1
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 57.3
Second Leg Room (in)
38.5 38.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.3 67
Wheelbase (in)
111 120.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.7 78.8
Track Width, Front (in)
66.3 67.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 7.7
Length, Overall (in)
196.2 204.3
Height, Overall (in)
67.4 69.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- NA
Liftover Height (in)
- NA
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- NA
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
90.9 97.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15.8 23.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.4 58.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- NA
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- NA
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 - TBD -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 22
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 39.0
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P255/55R20
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA Q3N
Spare Tire Order Code
NA ZCD
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P255/65R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA Q3N
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 4500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 450
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 450
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4001 4685
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 18 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 20 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 20 x - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 170
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
267 @ 4700 266 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
NA LFY
Displacement
3.5 L/212 3.6L/217
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6200 310 @ 6800
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 17
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.33 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 - TBD -
Trans Type
9 9
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.83 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 - TBD -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 -
Trans Order Code
NA M3W
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX Buick Enclave
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 5-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 8.8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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